Dental One Associates at Beltway
7650 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21236

What You Need to Know About Aging and Oral Health

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Getting older brings a lot of changes, but tooth loss doesn’t have to be one of them. Many seniors lose their teeth because of preventable gum disease. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of gums and supportive tissues that hold your teeth in position. The early, reversible stage is called gingivitis. Bacteria-laden plaque buildup on your teeth is the culprit. Early gum disease may cause no symptoms at all, or you may notice that your gums bleed easily or feel sore. If left untreated, mild gingivitis progresses to periodontitis. At this stage, your gums pull away from your teeth and deep, infected pockets form. Eventually, tooth loss occurs.

5 Common Dental Problems Associated with Aging

  • Brushing and flossing difficulties can be a result of arthritis in your hands or loss of dexterity. Your dentist can recommend tools and techniques to improve your ability to clean your teeth properly.
  • Dry mouth is often a result of medications that decrease saliva production. Saliva rinses away food debris and neutralizes harmful acids that can lead to tooth decay. Your doctor or dentist can give you information about treatments for dry mouth.
  • Oral cancer is more common in people after they reach 40 years of age. Make a dental appointment immediately if you see unusual red or white patches inside your mouth.
  • Root decay commonly occurs after gums recede due to gum disease or overzealous brushing. The exposed root surfaces are more porous and vulnerable to decay.
  • Limited access to your dentist can be a problem if you have limited mobility or lack transportation. Call your local senior services organizations for advice.

What Your Dentist Can Tell You About Aging and Oral Health

Graceful aging and oral health maintenance go hand in hand. The state of your teeth and gums can tell your dentist a lot about what is going on in your body, and recent research suggests that good oral health correlates with good general health and a high quality of life. For this reason, regular dental visits are an important element of proper healthcare. To live a healthier life, and keep gingivitis and periodontitis at bay, visit your dentist in Baltimore regularly.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates at Beltway today at (410) 775-5536 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Beltway, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Beltway.

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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